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'The Business of Health Care Report'

Texas Health Dallas Cycle III Accreditation

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I’m Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, with “The Business of Health Care Report.”

Every second counts when a patient is suffering a possible heart attack. That’s why hospitals across the globe have deployed chest pain centers within their emergency departments to reduce the time for patients with chest pain to be seen and treated by a physician.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas recently became the first hospital in Dallas to receive the coveted Chest Pain Center Cycle III accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

The certification is reserved for facilities that provide the most advanced levels of emergency cardiovascular care. Texas Health Dallas shares the distinction with Texas Health Arlington Memorial, which became one of the first hospitals in the world to receive the designation last year.

The Society of Chest Pain Centers is a non-profit international group that bridges emergency medicine, cardiology, and other disciplines focused on improving care for patients with acute heart failure and acute coronary syndromes.

Cycle III accreditation is the highest level of distinction currently available for chest pain centers. To earn the accreditation, hospitals must undergo a rigorous evaluation process and meet multiple criteria established by a formal Accreditation Committee.

I congratulate Texas Health Dallas for this accomplishment and for its commitment to providing a full-spectrum of emergency cardiac care, including rapid diagnosis and fast-track treatment.

For our faith-based family of hospitals — Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Arlington Memorial — I’m Doug Hawthorne.

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